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Rainy Day

Randi Pliska, 28, was at work in Edmonton, Alta., Canada, when someone went behind the counter and stole her wallet. They got her ATM card, but she was smart enough to not have the PIN written down anywhere. So the thieves simply called the store, asked for her by name, and asked what her PIN was — and she told them. Within minutes her accounts were drained. “It feels violating,” Pliska says. “They sounded legit.” The caller said they were from her bank’s security department. The bank’s real security folks say the bank won’t replace her money, since she gave up her PIN willingly. (RC/Canoe) ...She sounds like the kind of gal who would say “Sure!” when a robber asks, “Will you hold my gun on yourself? I need both hands.”
Original Publication Date: 31 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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